ROBOTIC AID FOR THE PARALYZED

This video from New Scientist shows a device that lets the partially paralyzed walk again. Shown is Amanda Boxtel, who lost the use of her legs 18 years ago in a skiing accident.

The device, an exoskeleton called “eLegs” from Berkeley Bionics, is expected to cost $100,000 when it hits the market 2011. Smart Planet lists a few competing devices, including the ReWalk from Argo Medical Technologies, the Honda Stride Management belt and bionic legs from Rex Bionics.

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